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Craig Parker (born November 12, 1970) is a New Zealand actor who portrays the recurring character of Stéphane Narcisse on Reign during the second season.

Early Life[]

His grandfather moved from Edinburgh, Scotland to Fiji when he was stationed during his years of service in the British Army. Apart from Scottish ancestry, Parker has Welsh, Danish, English and Cornish ancestry.


Parker is best known for his role as Haldir of Lórien in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, his performance of Bellerophon in Xena: Warrior Princess, and for playing Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker. He also does voice-overs for New Zealand documentaries. His recent work has also involved voice-over work in the recent Power Rangers series since the filming moved to New Zealand. He also starred in the TVNZ soap Shortland Street, as Guy Warner, a character that has made several return appearances, most recently involving a story where Guy ran off with his brother's wife, Toni, only to return months later as a drug addled loser who attempted to use his daughter to score drugs for him. It ultimately led to the death story line of long term fan favorite Toni Warner. He has an older brother named David, and he also has an older sister. He is the reigning champion of New Zealand's Celebrity Joker Poker.

Parker starred as Darken Rahl in Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's syndicated television series Legend of the Seeker. He also appears as Gaius Claudius Glaber in the Starz original series Spartacus: Blood and Sand which premiered on 22 January 2010 and is also produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert.



Year Title Role
1998 A Soldier's Sweetheart Soldier #1
2001 No One Can Hear You Henley
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Haldir of Lórien
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Haldir of Lórien
2006 Weekend Lovers Matt
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Sabas
2011 Waitangi: What Really Happened Freeman
2012 Shackleton's Captain Frank Worsley


Year Title Role
1987 Gloss
Shortland Street Guy Warner
1993 The Tommyknockers Student Bartender
1996 City Life Seth
1997 2 People Host
Xena: Warrior Princess Prince Sarpedon
1998 Young Hercules Lucius
1999 A Twist in the Tale Larry Sharpe
Xena: Warrior Princess Cleades
2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Bellerophon
Mercy Peak Alistair Kingsley
2003 Power Rangers Ninja Storm Motodrone (voice)
2005 Power Rangers S.P.D. Narrator (voice)
Legend of the Seeker Darken Rahl
2009 Diplomatic Immunity Leighton Mills
2010 Radiradirah Prince John
Spartacus Gaius Claudius Glaber
2012 Auckland Daze Craig
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Vasile Comescu
Sleepy Hollow Colonel Banastre Tarleton
2014 Reign Stéphane Narcisse


Year Title Role
1991 Macbeth Malcolm
1992 Weed Hugh
1994 The Seagull Constantin
1997 Arcadia Valentine Coverly
1998–1999 Wind in the Willows Mole
1999 Theatre Sports
Amy's View Dominic Tyghe
2001 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Rosencrantz
The Judas Kiss Robert Ross
2002–2003 The Rocky Horror Show Narrator
2005 Serial Killers Matt
2006 Glide Time John
2007 The Pillowman Katurian

Other Work[]

Year Title Role Type
1996 Ashley's Worlds Ashley Radio
Caffeine Comedy/News in Brief Jock Radio
2003 Nature's Warzone Narrator Documentary
Spinner Dolphins Narrator Documentary
Panda Nursery Narrator Documentary
2005 Middle Earth Connection Narrator Documentary